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Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area

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Lovely waterfront park

If you are looking for a place to bask in the New Mexico sun and enjoy the outdoors, this is it... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Great Rec area!

Great place to go for a walk, bike, fish or even rent a pedal boat. Take a swim in a protected area... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Giddings, Texas
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

If you are looking for a place to bask in the New Mexico sun and enjoy the outdoors, this is it. The walkway along the river is a nice paved walkway that has several cross ways across the river and accesses picnic tables, playgrounds, restroom...More

1  Thank PamRoad
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great place to go for a walk, bike, fish or even rent a pedal boat. Take a swim in a protected area of the river or swim park. Awesome playgrounds & splash pad for kids!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The walking path along the Pecos River is both beautiful and relaxing. You can easily complete a relatively low impact 3 mile walk around the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery. I would recommend more trash receptacles be placed between the golf course clubhouse and...More

Thank seagull0509
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We visited here on the recommendation of a local restaurant owner--we're very glad he mentioned this park. They have a swimming area, paddle boats, kayaks, and multiple playgrounds. We went on the paddle boats and the young man working there was very helpful and enthusiastic...More

2  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The park is a nice idea and during nice weather makes for a good stroll area, however, during our visit there was a lot of trash and other debris along the river. If the trash was cleaned up this would be much nicer.

1  Thank GoingFarFarAway
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Carlsbad has the best park within hundreds of miles. In the summer you can swim, all year long you can fish. There are walking trails. It's a beautiful place to visit.

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 16 February 2018

My husband and son have fished from the side of the banks several times. We have also stopped to feed the fish. I'm not sure anyone eats the fish out of this part of the river, but kids love to feed ducks and fish from...More

Thank Jessica Z
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I been in Carlsbad during the summer winter and fall and I can say summer is absolutely the best at this park. Many activities along the river for the family!!! I love how it has many trees it absolutely beautiful. In the Winter it's nice...More

Thank Adventure606531
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This a beautiful park for a leisurely day. Sidewalk path you can stroll for a few miles, playgrounds for the children, swimming during the summer. and grills for BBQ. The city takes extra pride in maintaining this park--always very neat and clean. Visitors will surely...More

Thank wildcatguard22
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I spent six days in Carlsbad in November. I had started a walking regime and was so excited to find the wonderful Pecos River park. There is a walking suspension bridge over the river that is delightful. The motion of the water and the movement...More

Thank Dana B
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michael l
13 August 2018|
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Response from seagull0509 | Reviewed this property |
Yes the water is still warm until mid to late September
Estella C
17 July 2018|
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Response from seagull0509 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I’m not sure exactly how deep, maybe 10 feet. Yes there are designated swimming areas that are kept very clean and have picnic tables with umbrellas. There are also lifeguards on duty and a waterpark next to the swim... More